Adalberto Peñaranda

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Adalberto Peñaranda
Personal information
Full name Adalberto Peñaranda Maestre
Date of birth (1997-05-31) 31 May 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth El Vigía, Venezuela
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Granada
(on loan from Watford)
Number 27
Youth career
Deportivo La Guaira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Deportivo La Guaira 37 (4)
2015–2016 Udinese 0 (0)
2015 Granada B (loan) 9 (3)
2015–2016 Granada (loan) 9 (4)
2016– Watford 0 (0)
2016– Granada (loan) 14 (1)
National team
2013 Venezuela U17 2 (0)
2014– Venezuela U20 8 (1)
2016– Venezuela 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2016

Adalberto Peñaranda Maestre (born 31 May 1997) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays for Spanish club Granada CF on loan from Watford as a forward.

Club career

Peñaranda was born in El Vigía, Alberto Adriani Municipality, Mérida. A Deportivo La Guaira youth graduate, he made his professional – and Primera División – debut on 11 August 2013, starting in a 1–3 home loss against Deportivo Táchira.[1]

Peñaranda scored his first goal as a senior on 23 February 2014, netting his team's only in a 1–4 loss at Caracas FC.[2] He finished the campaign with 18 appearances and one goal (1233 minutes of action).

On 16 June 2015 Peñaranda moved to Udinese Calcio, being immediately loaned to Granada CF and assigned to the latter's reserves in Segunda División B.[3] On 22 November he made his La Liga debut, starting in a 2–0 home win against Athletic Bilbao.[4]

On 12 December 2015 Peñaranda scored his first goals in the main category of Spanish football, netting a brace in a 2–1 away win against Levante UD.[5] On 1 February of the following year he signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Premier League side Watford F.C., but remaining on loan at Granada for 6 months.[6]

Club statistics

Accurate as of 21 February 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo La Guaira 2013–14 18 1 4 0 22 1
2014–15 19 3 1 0 2 0 22 3
Total 37 4 5 0 2 0 44 4
Granada B 2015–16 9 3 9 3
Total 9 3 9 3
Granada 2015–16 21 5 4 0 25 5
Total 21 5 4 0 25 4
Career totals 67 12 9 0 2 0 78 12

Personal life

On 18 April 2015 Peñaranda and fellow Deportivo La Guaira teammate Charlys Ortíz were both shot after going to a party. While Peñaranda suffered only a minor thigh injury, Ortiz undernwent surgery in the following day.[7]

Honours

Club

Deportivo La Guaira

References

  1. "Deportivo Táchira hizo una "maestría" ante el Deportivo La Guaira" (in español). El Universal. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Caracas goleó al Deportivo La Guaira y comanda el Clausura" (in español). Diario Meridiano. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Adalberto Peñaranda irá cedido al Granada de España" (in español). El Nacional. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "El Granada encuentra su oficio" (in español). Marca. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Peñaranda impulsa al Granada" (in español). Marca. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Official: Watford Sign Exciting Teenager Peñaranda". Watford's official website. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Fueron heridos de bala los futbolistas Adalberto Peñaranda y Charlys Ortíz, del Deportivo La Guaira" (in español). Diario República. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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